Methane Research Programme

Current research programme

The NZAGRC-PGgRc methane research programme builds on the NZAGRC's 2010-2013 methane science objectives and the PGgRc's methane work programme from 2007-2013.

The NZAGRC-PGgRc methane research programme pools New Zealand's resources to identify the most effective and practical solutions for reducing methane in New Zealand's agricultural industry.

Our research programme aim is to deliver efficient, cost effective, highly productive, on-farm solutions to ensure New Zealand agriculture is economically and environmentally sustainable through the reduction of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.

The 'Mitigating Methane Emissions' research programme has four main aims for delivery in the next one to three years:

There is also a feasibility study being undertaken to understand the potential to capture and convert methane in soil and a validation trial of a rapid, low cost system for measuring methane.

Research Principal Investigators

Dr Graeme Attwood, AgResearch
Dr Peter Janssen, AgResearch

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